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MP4 movie won't sync to Ipad? Help

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by ericejs15, Apr 27, 2010.

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    I have an HD movie in MP4 format that I want to sync to my Ipad but when I do itunes says that the Ipad doesn't support this type of file. I though the Ipad could support MP4 and H264. Is there a free converter out there I can use? I really just want some way to put this movie on without having to pay money to do so. Thanks!
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    Hi here you can got Handbrake witch is free and the best converter i know

    Hope that help
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    Thanks! I have read a few things about handbrake but i am confused about which preset to use? I see that many people just use Apple TV as the preset and it comes out fine. Is there any thing else I need to tweek for conversion? I don't care about space I'd like the best quality possible since I have the 64 GB ipad it doesn't bother me too much.
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    Are you trying your movie from a computer sync with iTunes? Does it play on iTunes?
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    Yes it plays perfect on itunes, but when i try and sync it to ipad it says it doesnt support it. Maybe tis because the file is not the rights width for the ipad screen? I was wondering if the apple tv preset on handbrake would work for syncing it to itunes.
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    I don't have my iPad yet, but try selecting the movie in iTunes, then click the Advanced menu. There should be an option to create an iPad/iPhone or iPad/Apple TV version of the movie.
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    try playing it in Quicktime. If it works, then save the file as AppleTV or HD480 with *.m4v ending.

    I just did the same thing today with a DivX-Video.
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    YOU must have a HD movie ???
    is it!!!
    you have to bring the bit rate down....... so if you use mac download videora link is
    Videora Apple TV Converter Download , if you use window google a free one, I do not know

    the movie/ video needs to be 640 by 480 with 160 kbs Audio.
    i am on mac and use visual Hub for all my need and It works like a magic for my ipad
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    Thanks! I never knew this was an option in itunes. It worked perfectly.Took a while to convert, but it was well worth it! Oh... and HD movies look and sound amazing on Ipad!
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    Free iPad Video Converter is wonderful and easy-to-use iPad Converter software which can convert all your video files including HD video to iPad video and audio files that lets you enjoy watching any video on your iPad anywhere and anytime.
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    we learn something everyday, I never knew you could do that either, Thanks for the info that works like a charm =)
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    I tired the quicktime to save to m4v. it actually says it cannot save with that ending. I can choose to save either as .mov or m4v.mov (both)

    Would I be doing something wrong?

    Thank you
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    Movie to ipad

    As of January 2011, I have exactly the same experience. I have discussed the matter with at least 7 support agents - all of whom profess confusion and then turn me over to another agent. I have given jup unless someone reveals a simple strategy.
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    Hi I converted an avi file using H.264 Encoder - and somehow it saved the file as mp4. I removed it from my Movies Library in iTunes and renamed the file to m4v in Windows Explorer. I connected my iPad to let it start syncing - and dragged the m4v file to the device in iTunes - and it shows up and plays fine on the Pad now. I hope that helps.
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    Convert video to H264 for a try.
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    Usually, iPad does import and play MP4 files. However, sometimes you will fail to transfer MP4 to iPad let alone to play MP4 on iPad or iPad2. This following will describe the reason why we fail to transfer and play MP4 on iPad and the solution on how to successfully play all kinds of MP4, HD MP4 on iPad or iPad2 at How to Play MP4 on iPad, iPad2, iPhone or iPod?
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    Thanks, I could get them to ITunes but not to IPad.
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    some of my mp4 files can, some can not, really odd

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